Ganocephala

plural noun

Gan·​o·​ceph·​a·​la
ˌganōˈsefələ
in some classifications
: a group of labyrinthodonts including Archegosaurus and related genera having the head armored with bony plates
ganocephalan
¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗lən
adjective or noun
ganocephalous
-ləs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from gano- (from Greek ganos brightness, joy) + -cephala; from the brightness of the bony plates; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice

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“Ganocephala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ganocephala. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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